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SECOIA presents at ID4Africa groundbreaking solution toolbox for rugged credentials

Updated: Jun 11, 2019


Come and experience us at stand A06

18th to 20th of June, Emperors Palace Convention Center - Johannesburg, South Africa


SEC, June 10th, 2019 – SECOIA will be present at the fifth annual ID4Africa conference, leading the CROC-Systems Consortium on various exhibitors stands. The meeting of the movement of the same name campaigns to achieve ID-for-all on the African continent, and will be held from 18th to 20th June 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG2030), the World Bank Groups' Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative and the adapted challenge "No Person left behind", SECOIA is showcasing a toolbox, facilitating a global credentialling in most challenging environments.

Every individual has the right to have a certified identity, laying the foundation for so many aspects of an independent life. Without identity, there is (mostly) no possibility to legaly acquire a SIM-card; a key element for connecting with relatives and humanitarian organizations. Governmental bodies and IGOs/NGOs have the task and challenge to provide for well-managed processes and find suitable solutions adapted to the various situations such documents are to be issued in. SECOIA and its CROC-solution partners have developed a comprehensive system capable to perform in very challenging environments.

On one hand, physical document systems are often costly, bound to limiting boundaries and little adapted to challenging environments. On the other hand, purely digital or biometric systems are facing a promising future. However, the data sovereignty and operation with fragile connectivity are still a challenge to be mastered, especially in connection with a humanitarian crisis. Stephan D. Hofstetter, Managing Partner of SECOIA, encourages organisations: "Copying highly functional solutions from industrialized countries will often not result in the expected performance, especially under budget constraints. Administrations and IGOs deserve an adapted solution fully designed to their requirements. That is the champions league!".

The solution is showcased at the booths of Genkey (D05), Troy Group (C20), Secoia - with Lahnpaper (A06) and Biorugged (F05).


For more information

Stephan D. Hofstetter Managing Partner T: +41 79 641 11 24



About SECOIA Executive Consultants Ltd

Switzerland-based SECOIA Executive Consultants is an independent consultancy practice, supported by an extensive global network of experts with highly specialized knowledge and skills. SECOIA works internationally with senior leaders from government and industry to inspire new thinking, drive change and transform operations in border, aviation, transportation and homeland security. SECOIA consults Governments and Intergovernment Organization and NGOs in matters of conceptualization and procurement.

SECOIA is based on decades of experience in the implementation of sensitive projects for governments and IGOs. For more information visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About CROC - Consortium for Robust Official Credentials

CROC is an acronym for "Consortium for Robust Official Credentials". The team consists of currently six companies active in the field of biometrics, datacapturing, power-management, security document and digital printing technologies. The consortium is led by SECOIA. The objective is to provide Governments and Intergovernmental agencies with a highly performant, flexible toolkit for the issuance of documents under challenging conditions. Usecases serviced are among others vital records such as birth certificates, landtitles, emergency travel documents, camp management documentation, but also vehicle registrations. For more information visit



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